*Donald Trump has weighed in on the racial protests at the University of Missouri, calling the whole thing “disgraceful” and “disgusting,” and saying the university president and chancellor were “weak” for stepping down.
“I think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people,” Trump said in an interview on FOX Business Network, regarding University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, who both announced on Monday that they would step aside under pressure. “I think that when they resigned, they set something in motion that’s gonna be a disaster for the next long period of time.”
“Trump should have been the chancellor of that university,” he added. “There would be no resignation.”
The university has been rocked by charges that school administrators have failed to address racial incidents on campus. Those complaints prompted a nationally-publicized boycott by players on the school’s football team, who demanded that Wolfe step down.
Trump said that protesters have made unreasonable demands in the wake of the resignations. Leaders of the protest movement say the school must implement a “racial awareness and inclusion curriculum” and increase the share of black faculty on campus.
“Their demands are, like, crazy!” Trump said.